Rousseau & the Revolt Against Reason
- Sense and sensibility. Elshtain, Jean Bethke // New Republic;09/30/96, Vol. 215 Issue 14, p29
Discusses the importance of compassion in politics. Difference between pity and compassion; Depiction by philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau of what happens if a person's pity is lost; Meaning of the word pity; Way in which compassion can be lost.
- Politics as Ethics. Robinson, Dave; Groves, Judy // Introducing Political Philosophy;12/ 1/2006, p85
The article discusses Jean-Jacques Rousseau's idea of politics. He sees political science as a branch of ethics like Plato and Aristotle. He believes that the entities like the Society, the State and the General Will have a unique moral existence of their own, which is different from the desires...
- The Legacy of Rousseau. Whelan, Robert // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);03/27/2000 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 135 Issue 13, p28
Focuses on the myth of the 'noble savage,' popularized by Jean Jacques Rousseau in his 'Discourse on the Origin of Inequality.' The belief that the lack of ownership makes primitive lifestyles superior to that of civilized man; The more recent myth that native peoples are paragons of...
- Rousseau and the melodious language of freedom. Scott, John T. // Journal of Politics;Aug97, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p803
Focuses on Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who developed a theory of the natural basis of culture and cultural variability pertaining to humans' ability to recognize the passions communicated by members of their community. Explanation of the variability of those passions; Reference to articles by...
- Rousseau's Socratism: The Political Bearing of `On Theatrical Imitation'. Sorenson, Leonard R. // Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy;Winter92, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p135
Supports the conclusion that Rousseau's `On Theatrical Imitation' does not contain his own teachings and give an account of the said teachings. Virtue and liberty are presented as subordinate and instrumental to philosophy.
- The first crisis of modernity: Leo Strauss on the thought of Rousseau. Gildin, Hilail // Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy;Winter92, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p157
Supports Leo Strauss in pointing out Rousseau's concept of polis as the first crisis in modernity. Reasons for considering Rousseau's works as a crisis in moral and political philosophy.
- FIELDS OF APPEARANCE. Courchesne, Luc // Etc.;jui-aou2008, Issue 82, p41
The author reflects on the efforts of Jean-Jacques Rousseau to create the concept of modern identity in the 18th century, saying that the nature that inspired Rousseau is now being destroyed and that the means of communication have created multiple identities.
- The 300th Anniversary of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-2012). Kroflič, Robi // Journal of Contemporary Educational Studies / Sodobna Pedagogika;Oct2012, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p10
The article discusses papers in the October 2012 issue of the "Journal of Contemporary Educational Studies/Sodobna Pedagogika," in celebration of the 300th birthday of philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, including one about his concept of humanity and another on his theory of social contract.
- The harmony between Rousseau's musical theory and his philosophy. Scott, John T. // Journal of the History of Ideas;Apr98, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p287
Focuses on the works of European writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau, examining the relationship between his musical theory and philosophy. Identification of Rousseau's work; Analysis of Rousseau's musical writings; Background information on Rousseau; Development of Rousseau's musical theory.